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Posted Sunday, January 19th 2020

As it happened: Zebre 7-7 Bristol Bears

Harry Randall’s converted try with the final play of the game snatched a dramatic draw for Bristol Bears in a European Challenge Cup mud bath at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Saturday.

Pat Lam’s side trailed heading into the closing stages, after Jimmy Tuivaiti’s breakaway try late in the first half, but the 64th-minute sending off of Johan Meyer for a high tackle granted Bristol an opening.

With time up, Randall sniped and dummied through the Zebre defence to touch down, with Sheedy’s simple conversion ensuring it finished all square in Italy.

Re-live all of the action, as we dissect the key moments from Saturday's action.


4 mins – Bears maul halted inches short of the line as visitors make strong start in muddy conditions in Italy.

37 mins – TRY – 7-0 – After swathes of Bristol pressure, Zebre power over from close range at the other end through Tuivaiti. Canna converts.

37 mins – YELLOW – Sheedy sin binned for deliberate knock on in the build-up to try - double blow for the visitors.

HT: Zebre 7-0 Bristol Bears


49 mins – PEN MISSED – 7-0 – Bears are penalised for offside in midfield, but Canna’s kick drifts wide and it's a let off for Bristol.

64 mins – RED – Meyer red carded for an off the ball incident, later revealed to be a high tackle. Huge opportunity for Bristol now.

79 mins – TRY – 7-7 – That's the leveller, with time up. Randall snipes, dummies and dives for the line in the final play after maul had earned penalty advantage. Sheedy’s conversion from under the posts makes it 7-7. Drama.

FT: Zebre 7-7 Bristol Bears


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